Often times, students say that online learning is convenient; however, it can be very quiet and lonely. Besides, there is so much reading and writing to do compared to face-to-face instruction!
What can we do?
In a world where students are constantly socializing through their smartphones, we may have to go the extra mile to mirror the nature of our contemporary real lives.
Here is an idea:
We can use VoiceThread to “Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos — basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion — anytime, anywhere.”
Enjoy viewing and listening to your students at your own time!